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Live blog of Dolphins vs. Bills: All Day!

I was watching the NFL Network this morning and was quite surprised by part of the broadcast which led me to turn it off.

The league's media arm was running down the AFC playoff picture, which of course, included the teams leading their divisions, the teams currently in as wildcard teams, and those "in the hunt."

The Dolphins, according to the wisdom of the NFL Network, were not included in the hunt although some 7-6 teams were. Either the Dolphins get no respect or the NFL knows something.

Look, I recognize the Dolphins have very slim possibilities of getting in the playoffs. Even if they win their final three games -- a serious possibility -- they are not guaranteed of getting in because they need others beyond just the collapsing New York Jets, to lose.

But geez, at least respect the possibilities, no?

I would tell you the biggest chance the Dolphins have of winning today's road game at Buffalo (remember the Dolphins are 1-5 at home so home field advantage doesn't exist this year) is to torment quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Fitzpatrick is the better QB in today's game. Look at the stats. So Miami needs Cameron Wake to make his life miserable. It is a real possibility as Wake leads the NFL in sacks and the Bills have some former guard Mansfield Wrotto, starting at right tackle. I told Wake about Buffalo's right tackle issues on Friday.

"We want those [issues] to peak on Sunday," he said. "That's the plan."

Cool.

It is interesting to me that although Wake leads the NFL with 14 sacks, no one in the Dolphins organization believes he's arrived as a player. And there is more evidence of that than just what folks are saying. There are factoids that speak to Wake still not being in the forefront of the national fans or even Dolphins fanbase thinking. 

It is a beautiful day in So. Fla. And there are Bills fans in the house. I saw Bills fans on the Turnpike driving down to the game, for goodness sake. It will be interesting to me how many DOLPHINS fans show up today despite the fact this game is a sellout.

I did't detect a lot of buzz about this game this week.

Ah, the home field advantage.

[UPDATE: Reshad Jones starts for starts for Chris Clemons today.]

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Can we ever wear the aqua on aqua again?

Nice return by Nolan Carroll -- 28 yards.

Looks like a mid-week Marlin Game!

ok henne lets get it going today. RandR express also

Tony's setting up the hashmark!

The Bills are giving up 4.7 yards per rush this year. Miami's first two runs gain 5.

Nice check down Henne!

every time marshall makes a catch hes slips and falls down trying to turn around.

im liking caroll returning. thats a nice surprise for the season. something we dont have to draft for next year.

another drive ending in a fist pump....


i think.

Fist pump

Wow, Dan Carpenter with a rare miss (wide-right) from 42 yards out.

figures. ahhhhhhhh

That's y u go for it we were movin all over them

Premature pumpitation situation

Am I the only one who saw a blatant trip? Mando?

Brillaint call by Cefalo.........."Good! Oh, wait......"


There sure are a Ton of good/great 1pm matchups I'm missing for this dreck.

gotta run that on 3rd and 2 against that run D come on.

Brandon Marshall is on the team as are-you know receivers-please throw to them-field goal shows no confidence in quarterback-Fasano and I don't have much confidence either-but into the wind at 48 yards?

There's nothing better than watching the Miami Dolphins, even on their worst day!!!

How tall is Henne? He throws like he's 6-2. And why the hell do they seem to always throw on 3rd and short? I'm cool with it here and there, but its pretty predictable the way they run it.

that was a nice full stadium i didnt know so many fans wore orange

Third and 2 against a team that is last in the NFL against the run and you don't run?

And then you don't go for it on fourth down?

Wich one of those plays were drive killers...the run muxed with the pass...or the pass mixed with the run......i'm sure we''ll have to here how Henning killed that drive...not the players

anyone got a link?

Going to start following the Jaguars (to LA)

HENNE LOCKS ON WR's again!!! ANYONE COACHING HIM ON THIS?

Thanks...Armando just gave me the answer

here we go again

now, there's a real qb, hope Henne is watching

1st down Buffalo-1st catch in NFL-Nolan caroll-soft coverage

kris ... we don't have to "here" nothing ... although we may "hear" something. LOL!

and we dont have to draft a nose tackle now cause soliai is playing really well.

Why take the penalty?

Thanks Zaphod

Why the hell does Henne get so many balls knocked down?

nice tackle by jones.

Dolphins come with Corner blitz, and ILB blitz by Dansby

Earl, cuz our line kinda sucks

henne looks like henne,batted balls at the line. 1st bad coaching call. go for it on forth down. no instead lets try a 48 yard field goal into the wind. real smart!

The main problem isn't that Henne locks on to receivers, its that he waits too long to throw the ball. If he got the ball out quicker, like he did on that first drive, he'd be a lot better. He's just gun shy IMO. Plays to scared? Affraid to make a mistake. No confidence.

Got to love the D's pride.

none of my usual links seem to be working! Anyone have a working link?

Why is Bess so slow on kick offs and so fast on receptions?

I see we're pinning our hopes on the defense again

STOP locking on HENNE! Sparano coach Henne not to lock on!!

Blink and anyone looking for real time link:

http://channelsurfing.net/watch-nfl-6.html

Jimmy Graham, UMer, just made spectac one hand td catch.........

but hey, we didn't need offense at the draft

it's going to be the defense having to save the day again............

Did you guys see the report saying Cowher includes Dolphins among three teams he'd like to coach?

By now things should be slowing down for Henne. But he is so slow and deliberate in his progression. I can't believe the receivers are that bad at running predictable routes.

Bess is not a "fast" wr....hes quick

Fitzpatrick looks like santa Clause...hope he gives us some picks

Good for Misi, another sack! LOL.........

thanks a lot DyingBreed

Kevin Curtis makes his Dolphins debut wearing number 83. It was a running play.

Ricky is running hard

WC time

Here we go. most predictable show on grass.

Cowher wants Miami gig? What's Ross waiting for?

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